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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Be Still ... Let God be God!



Back up ...

Take a deep breath ...

It's ALL about ‪#‎Jesus‬.

I sometimes find myself in the middle of a discussion with someone and something in my spirit is not right. I am seeing or hearing negativity in the conversation. As I am trying to share truth or insight about Scripture or Holy Spirit or something that the Lord is working on in my personal walk .. I suddenly feel confronted with negativity from the person I am addressing.  This general resistance seems to be about any conversation regarding the PERSON of Jesus .. and the PERSONAL experience of being a child of God.  Sometimes these people are unteachable or inconsolable... The Holy Spirit has REALLY been dealing with me very specifically about these types of encounters...

God's prescription? ...

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

Just STOP, breathe, pray, listen for direction...

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

When people are resistant to conversations about the PERSON of Jesus .. that could be because they are NOT CLOSE to Jesus. They may have been sold out to Jesus at some point in time (or maybe they have never really had a relationship with Him!) .. when you begin to speak about your love for the Lord, they begin to squirm. This is called conviction.

John 16:8 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO WHEN A PERSON IS BEING CONVICTED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT IS TO INTERFERE.

Ephesians 4:29-32 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Drop the carnal arguments. You can stop trying to convince ... You don't have to give people a recipe or routine to follow. You may need to ask ONE simple question ...

>>> DO YOU LOVE JESUS? <<<

Back up and let the Holy Spirit do His job!

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

Jesus told us that HE would draw all men unto himself. Our job is to point people to JESUS. Whatever error people may have in their doctrine.. God is big enough to handle it. TRUST GOD!!

John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

Be Blessed...

‪#‎BeTheFew‬

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